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>> pelley: tonight, the elley:ador's s.o.s. document after document shows chris stevens asked the state department for more security before he was killed in libya. sharyl attkisson has the story. as the campaign grows shorter, the attacks grow sharper. the president accuses mitt romney of forgetting his own positions. >> i think it's called romnesia. (laughter) >> pelley: the romney campaign calls the remark "unpresidential ." reports from nancy cordes and jan crawford. she's not only brave, she's tough. the teenager shot by the taliban comes out of her coma. charlie d'agata is at the hospital. and "on the road." steve hartman joins the hunt for a primate. he's little but he's at large. >> i realize he's made a monkey out of me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. ee pelley: good evening. in the weeks before his death, u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent the state department several requests for increased encurity for diplomats in libya. stevens and three other beericans were killed this past september 11 in a terrorist attack on the u.
francisco's city hall for christopher stevens. he was the u.s. ambassador to libya killed with three other americans in that terror attack last month on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. stevens was 52 and leaves a wife and two children. bill whitaker is covering. ambassador stevens was remembered today by diplomats and dignitaries, politicians and friends, they gathered to commemorate him in the grand rotunda of san francisco city hall. >> our city will always remember ambassador stevens as a hero who served all americans. >> u.n. diplomat and visiting, c berkeley professor bartu worked closely with him through the libyan civil war and remembers him as a best friend and as a competent miss player. >> he would wear you down. >> always with pa smile on his face, that's how he did his diplomacy. >> and that is what made stevens a stabilizing force in and unsettled part of the world. >> so he wasn't the type of diplomat who stayed behind diplomatic walls. he got out among the people. >> that is true. he was very widely regarded. his family is being overwhelmed with expressions of condolence. >>
their respects to slain ambassador chris stevens. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 17, 2012. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. the second presidential debate of campaign 2012 turned out to be a contentious political prize fight. after his passive performance in the first meeting, a clearly fired up president obama pressed the attack against mitt romney. but romney did not back down and the sparks flew. the candidates argued about everything from the economy to foreign affairs as the president worked to make up ground lost following their first meeting. randall pinkston is at the de/* debate site. >> reporter: the "new york times" headline this morning basically sums up what happened last night, rivals bring bare fists to rematch. from beginning to end the candidates clashed on almost everything and somehow managed to answer a few questions from the town hall audience. president obama and mitt romney wasted little time going after each other in the second debate. >> there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question and how much -- >> you w
stevens. yhe military security officer will tell his story to congress on wednesday but tonight he sits own with sharyl attkisson. with orter: army green beret lieutenant colonel andrew wood first set foot in libya last webruary to lead an elite 16-man counterterrorism team. from the moment he arrived he says he saw chaos. chaoooting incidents that occurred, many instances involving the local security sard force we were training. constantly there was battles going on between militias, criminal activity and that became increasing danger as time went on as well. >> reporter: wood met daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. that's stevens on the right and s on thewood on the left at a eft aial day service in tripoli. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just eimself but the entire staff shere. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes. it began just shortly after i ly aftd. there was pressure to reduce the rember of security people
in libya that killed ambassador chris stevens. clinton is taking the fall for the attack saying she, not the white spe sible for the embassy consulate security abroad. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> during last week's vice presidential debate joe biden said the white house was in the aware of requests to increase security at the consulate in benghazi. three other americans along with stevens were also kid. meanwhile stevens will be remembered today at a public memorial right here in san francisco. stevens grew up in the bay area, graduated from cal. senator dianne feinstein as well as libya's ambassador to the united states will attend the service that starts vingire through a restaurant supply store in san carlos overnight. it broke out just after midnight. firefighters battled flames for two hours on washington street. crews did manage to stop from the spreading to nearby buildings. no one was hurt. >>> in s
native chris stevens is underway. highway and three other americans were killed in the september 11th assault in libya. with three weeks to go before the election, secretary of state hillary clinton is taking personal responsibility for the attack. republicans have blamed the white house for not doing enough to secure the come pound, but clinton says when it comes to protecting u.s. diplomats oversea, the buck stops with her. >> i know there's been a lot of attention paid to who said what when. but what happened is more important, we were attacked. everybody in the administration has tried to say what we knew at the time with the caveat that we would learn more. and that's what happened. >> three separate investigations are underway to determine who knew what and when. >>> now back out live to san francisco city hall where mourners are remembering fallen ambassador chris stevens tonight. we are there now. >> reporter: a memorial for the ambassador started at 4:30, at san francisco city hall. it was filled an hour before that. that holds 700 people. they opened up one of the courthou
stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack in benghazi last month. today elizabeth palmer made it inside the room where the ambassador died. >> reporter: the u.s. compound in benghazi now sits empty and abandoned. if the men who attacked these buildings on september 11 used heavy weapons, there are few signs of it. but over every window there's evidence of the billowing smoke that killed two americans, including ambassador chris stevens. inside post-it notes cling to the blackened wall, left behind by f.b.i. investigators who finally made it to this crime scene for a single day last week. cell phone video from the night of the attack shows the fire burning as looters swarmed over the compound. now a blanket of soot covers the ruins. but investigators will have been looking closely for evidence to show who set the blaze. this heavy steel security gate seals the sleeping quarters behind me off from the rest of the consulate building. it's double-locked from the inside, probably by the people who took refuge in here that night. among them, ambassador chris stevens. the space
daily with ambassador christopher stevens to discuss security. was he concerned about security? >> he was. he was constantly concerned about the threats to not just himself, but the entire staff there. >> reporter: was there what you saw as a visible security drawdown during the period of time you were in libya? >> yes. and it began just shortly after i arrived. there was pressure to reduce the number of security people there. >> reporter: pressure from where? >> higher headquarters at state department. >> reporter: over six months leading up to the attack on ambassador stevens, woods says the security situation in libya deteriorated. there were 13 threats or attacks in tripoli and benghazi. wood says ambassador stevens and his staff made the case for tightened security in e-mails and diplomatic cables, but one by one, lost three state department security teams, their only airplane and eventually woods' squad, too. did ambassador stevens or the regional security officer fight losing another team? >> yes. >> reporter: do you feel like there was a disconnect between what you saw on the
efforts to rescue chris stevens from a safe-haven inside the building. elizabeth palmer in libya filed this report from inside the benghazi consulate. >> reporter: the u.s. compound in benghazi now sits empty and abandoned. if the men who attacked these buildings on september 11th used heavy weapons there's few signs. over every window there's evidence of the billowing smoke that killed four americans. inside post-it notes cling to the blackened wall left behind by fbi investigators who finally made it to this crime seen for a single day last week. cell phone video from the night of the attack shows the fire burning as looters swarmed over the compound. now a blanket of soot covers the ruins but investigators will be looking closely for evidence to show who set the blaze. this heavy sealed security gate seals the sleeping quarters behind me off from the rest of the consulate building. it's double locked from the inside. probably by the people who took refuge in here that night. among them ambassador chris stevens. the space includes the ambassador's own bedroom. it was set up to be a s
. >>> hundreds gathered under the city hall rotunda in san francisco to remember ambassador chris stevens. stevens was killed last month in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. among those at yesterday's memorial service were mayor ed lee and senator dianne feinstein. the libyan ambassador to the u.s. expressed his government's regret. >> we're very sorry. you send us one of your best diplomats, but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> friends said stevens was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyan people. during his service, his younger sister ann said his optimism inspired her to learn about the middle east. chris stevens was a graduate of piedmont high school and uc- berkeley. >>> 5:07. overnight sections of america's cup catamaran were towed back to shore. the 72-foot boat flipped over drifted out through the golden gate and broke into pieces. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran over at pier 80 headquarters of team oracle with more. cate. >> reporter: frank, oracle team usa says this is a big setback for them and it appears that their b
at 6:00. >>> chris stevens will be remembered today at a public memorial here in san francisco the top envoy to libya killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he grew up in the bay area. senator dianne feinstein as well as the ambassador in the united states will attend the service. >>> hillary clinton is taking responsibility for the blame she say the security for diplomats abroad is her job. joe biden said the white house was not aware of requests to increase security at the consulate in benghazi. three other americans were also killed. >>> a small town rocked by a dance studio scandal. >>> and how a tour guide nearly lost a limb teasing the reptile. >>> and a hotel worker fired after a celebrity encounter, the comment about jennifer anist o on that cost him his job. ,, (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. [monotone] she says, "switch t
questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place.
of people filled san francisco's city hall today and honor ambassador chris stevens. the bay area native was one of four americans killed in benghazi libya in the terrorist attack. on his friends and families' final goodbyes. >> reporter: family and friends, diplomats and a senator joined to celebrate the life of ambassador chris stevens. his younger sister remembered how she was the target of his pranks and also how he inspired her growing up. >> i saw the world through chris' wide amount mystickizes. -- optimistic eyes. >> everybody thought to send us one of your best diplomats. but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> reporter: friends said he was a good diplomat because he was interested in the interests of the libyan people. >> he was being trailed by security men who were obviously very intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera and started taking pictures of the men who had been following them. they were so dumbfounded that they had to laugh. and after a quickkers, chris -- conversation chris convinced them t
stevens and three others who were killed. military sources tell cbs news that resources at nearby u.s. bases, sigonella, aviano, and souda bay, including planes which can be good to buzz a crowd to disburse it. sisigonella is just one hour flight from libya. the u.s. fell under attack for more than seven hours. gary berntsen said more help should have been sent. he commanded c.i.a. counter-terrorism missions targeting osama bin laden and led the team after the u.s. embassy bombings in east fisher. >> you find a way to make this happen. there isn't a plan for every single engagement. sometimes you have to be able to make adjustments. they made zero adjustments in this. they stood and they watched and our people died. >> reporter: rick nelson, a former navy pilot who worked in counter-terrorism says such missions are very risky. >> a lot can go right, as we saw with the bin laden raid. it was a very successful event, but also when they're high-risk activities like this, a lot can go wrong, as we saw with the iranian hostage rescue decades ago. >> reporter: yesterday the house oversigh
. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans were killed by terrorists on the anniversary of september 11. sharyl attkisson reports a house committee opened a hearing on the attack today. >> reporter: the state department's eric nordstrom was the lead security official in libya and says he told his headquarters that getting adequate security was the hardest part of his dangerous job. >> it's not the hardships, not the gunfire, not the threats; it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. and i added it by saying, "for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building." >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11 attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department "we need this," and the answer kept coming back as? >> "you've got to do with less." for what reasons, i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department offic
, ambassador stevens was being visited by the turkish ambassador. and the coordinated attack lasted for hours with al qaeda-associated militia. my belief is that that was known by the administration within 24 hours. and, quite frankly, susan rice, on your show on september 16, the president on the 18th, the and the 25th, kept talkin talking about an attack inspired by a video. they're trying to sell a narrative, quite frankly, that the middle east, the wars are receding and al qaeda's been dismantled, and to admit that our embassy was attacked by al qaeda operatives and libya leading from behind didn't work. i think undercut that narrative. they never believed the media would investigate. congress was out of session, and this caught up with them. i think they have been misleading us, but it finally caught up with them. >> schieffer: well, that is a very serious charge you just leveled, senator graham. >> uh-huh. >> schieffer: are you saying the administration deliberately misled the american people to make it look as if terrorism i is-- is not as much of a threat as apparently it is? >> eithe
the life of ambassador chris stevens. he was killed last month in an attack on the libya embassy in benghazi. among the mourners were dianne feinstein and ed lee. his sister eulogized him. >> i saw the middle east through chris' wide eyes. >> friends say he was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyans. during the service the libyan ambassador to the u.s. expressed regret his government couldn't protect the american envoy. stevens was a graduate of piedmont high school and berkeley. >> no tears, just a lot of laughter. his two sisters are both doctors. his brother is an attorney. they all spoke and so did george schultz the former secretary of state. he is 92, no notes, amazing. >> and stevens accomplished so much. it was a nice tribute. >>> let's check the weather. is it going to get warmer? >> this is going to be some kind of day around the bay area. not only in the valleys but all the way to the coast. we are heating up. skies mostly clear outside right now. looking out over the bay toward the ferry building, yup, we indeed are looking at nice wea
stevens and three others. how well did you know ambassador stevens? >> very well. i got to know him very well. we lived and worked on the a residence compound, ate breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner with him, when he wasn't at diplomatic functions. >> reporter: woods says ambassador stevens, based in tripoli, benghazi, one of the first to declare its free from gadhafi's rule. it was still a dangerous place. >> there was an al qaeda demonstration in benghazi in june. a parade down the street. they raised their flag on one of the county buildings there. >> isn't that sort of a red flag for the security situation, that you have al qaeda supporters rallying in the the streets of benghazi in june of 2012? >> yes. that was another indicator to watch, to be aware of, and to try to compensate for it. >> reporter: woods says ambassador stevens and his staff repeatedly asked state department headquarters for more security but instead got less. and when stevens visited benghazi on september 11th, woods' group and three elite state department security teams had all been sent home. >> reporter: so
sparked a political firestorm. we speak to the mother of ambassador chris stevens. >>> we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> this individual came here for the purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. >> the fbi foil ss a bomb plot in new york city. >> 21-year-old bag la desh bangladeshan taken into custody by federal authorities. >> tried to detonate what he thought was a real 1,000-pound bomb. >> taped a video, claiming victory for al qaeda and terror. >>> started talking about binder s s. he had to go and ask where a qualified woman with was, he should have come to my house. >> and the debate is still very much on people's minds, apparently mitt romney's son, tagg. >> twhas like for you to hear the president of the united states call your dad a liar? >> you want to rush down to the stage and take a swing at him but you know you can't do that. >> by 2013 it will all be digital, "newsweek." >>> storms rolled through the deep south. a lot of people without power this morning. mississippi appe
and served for 30 years. >>> u.s. am -- ambassador chris stevens will be honored today. he was killed in an attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi. he grew up here in the bay and senator dianne feinstein and the u.s. ambassador will attend the service at city hall at 4:30 this afternoon. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is taking the blame for the attack that killed stevens. clinton says the security for diplomats abroad is her job, not the o white house. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. >> during last week's presidential debate, joe biden said the white house was not aware of requests to increase security at the consulate in benghazi. three other americans along with mr. stevens were also killed. >>> the 14-year-old pakistani girl who was shot in the head is in england receiving extensive medical treatment. police in baring ham say security is tight at the hospital where malala is recovering. those people were a
stevens. [ music ] stevens was killed last month in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. among those at yesterday's memorial service were mayor ed lee and senator dianne feinstein. the libyan ambassador to the united states expressed his government's regret. >> we're very sorry. you send us one of your best diplomats but unfortunate will not be able to protect him. >> he said stevens was a good diplomat because he was interested in the lives of the libyan people. during the service has younger sister anne said his optimism inspired her to learn about the middle east. chris stevens of course a graduate of cal and grew up in piedmont and a good guy. i went to college with him. >> you were there at the service. >> i was there. i was really touched. his two sisters are doctors, his brother is a very good attorney. they both spoke. and a lot of laughter, george schultz former secretary of state, 92, got up there and just brought it all home. he was amazing. and the ambassador to libya, he was really -- >> chris was quite the character and his family -- >> chris was just a l
. wood says he met daily with u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and security was a constant alallenge. there were 13 threats or attacks on western diplomats and officials in libya in the six lnths leading up to the september 11 terrorist assault where ambassador stevens and three of his colleagues were killed. wood tells cbs news and congressional investigators that u.s. diplomatic personnel in libya repeatedly requested that security details be extended but the state department in washington, d.c.-- which he calls "state main" denied those requests. requests. >> reporter: a senior state department official today told cbs news there was constant conversation about security but they say the nature of the attack was so lethal and overwhelming that a diplomatic post would not be able to repel it. sources say a total of three mobile security deployment teams left libya between february and august. in addition to the special forces team. that's 34 highly trainedded security personnel moved out in >> reporter: a senior state department official today told cbs news there was constant convers
continues to press the question of adequate security at the libyan consulate where ambassador stevens was killed. >> security professionals are giving the warning that they need more security. that they need to change how we do business diplomatically in the region. and that's not being heard. than it isn't just ambassador stevens who is now dead. it's everybody who works throughout the middle east is at risk. >> there's a lot to be answered and i think you asked the right questions, there are a lot of things that we need to address but this is not the way to do it. we have an fbi hearing going on investigation going on. and hillary clinton secretary clinton has pointed accountability review board to look at this. >> reporter: while the debates are critical, they're just one element of campaigns on the ground and every state across the country. in san francisco, don knapp, cbs 5. >>> i've never done this before. whoo. >> yes, she was a little nervous. but she did it. how you too can go over the edge in las vegas for a very good cause. >> what a rock star. all right, well, we are cappi
as the attack unfolded. as you know, four americans were killed, including ambassador christopher stevens. sharyl attkisson has our story. >> reporter: the e-mails contain the earliest descriptions so far of what happened at benghazi the night of the attack. at 4:05 p.m. eastern time on september 11 an alert from the state department operations center was issued to a number of government and intelligence agencies. including were the white house situation room, the office of the director of national intelligence and the f.b.i. u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi under attack. approximately 20 armed people fired shots, explosions have been heard as well. ambassador stevens who is currently in benghazi and four chief of mission personnel are in the compound safe haven. at 4:54, less than an hour later, another alert "the firing in benghazi has stopped, a response team is on site attempting to locate chief of mission personnel." then at 6:07, state sent out another alert saying the embassy in tripoli reported the islamic military group ansar al-sharia claims responsibility for benghazi attack
of the evidence. four americans died in the benghazi attack, including ambassador christopher stevens. one said an islamist militant group that claimed responsibility plays into republican claims that the administration knew it was a terrorist attack, even though it was saying the attack appeared to be tied to a protest. yesterday, secretary of state, hillary clinton, said a facebook posting is not conclusive proof. >> posting something on facebook is not in and of itself evidence and i think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for sometime to be. >> a tune easeian man was arrested. his lawyer says he was innocent. >>> the united states backed a four-day truce in syria but that doesn't mean fighting will stop. the u.n. arab league proposed the cease-fire beginning tomorrow. the syrian government say they haven't signed on. >>> coming up on the morning news, on a thursday morning, the student debt crisis. millions of young americans face an uncertain future amid mountains of debt from college loans thichlts t loans. this is the cbs morning news. trail. this
and how four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, were killed in an attack on the anniversary of september 11. american airlines discovers why some of its seats came loose. u.s. soldiers are on the lookout for afghan allies who may be enemies. and why half of the great barrier reef has vanished. when the "cbs evening news" continues. >> pelley: two u.s. border patrol agents came under fire early this morning along the mexican border and agent nicholas ivy was killed. his partner was wounded. they were on patrol in arizona, the shooter or shooters got away. the agents were assigned to a border patrol station recently named after agent brian terry who was killed in a shoot-out with drug dealers two years ago. next sunday will mark 11 years since the u.s. went to war in afghanistan. the second-longest war in u.s. history behind vietnam. the plan for getting american troops out depends on training afghan soldiers to do the fighting against taliban themselves but there have been setbacks lately as some of the trainees have turned their guns on their u.s. allies. 33 americans have b
, libya, three weeks ago. four americans, you'll recall, were killed, including ambassador chris stevens. there are a lot of questions about what happened. margaret brennan has been following this story and she's at the state department tonight. margaret? >> reporter: good evening, scott. the secretary of state reacted to pressure from the public, the press, and the house oversight committee to address the controversy around the administration's response to that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. were there multiple requests for increased security in tripoli and benghazi and can you address whether washington or your office rejected those requests? >> well, let me start by cautioning everyone against seizing on any single statement or piece of information to draw a final conclusion. over the course of this review there will naturally be a number of statements made, some of which will be borne out and some of which will not. >> reporter: clinton and her aides have consistently pointed to intelligence reports that indicated there was no threat to the u.s. mission and that it was int
since the september 11th attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three others. u.s. special forces provided security for yesterday's investigation. >>> late last night united nations security council unanimously approved a statement condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border town. five civilians were killed. the u.n. called on syria to respect the sovereignty of its neighbors. >>> if you're flying on american airlines today you may be in for a rough ride. american is cancelling dozens of its flights today as it works to fix seats. over the last week seats on three american flights came loose. american blames wear, poor design and spilled soda. seats are being removed and reinstalled. american cancelled 50 flights yesterday and 44 more today. >>> cbs money watch time now on a friday morning. crunching jobs numbers and a status update on a record number of facebook users. ashley morrison is here. >> reporter: asian markets edged up this morning after the bank of japan announced no change in the country's key interest rate. nikkei rose half a percent while the hang seng ad
assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside the compound walls prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned down. >>> governor romney wants to let wall street run wild but he's going to bring down the hammer on sesame street. >> the producers of sesame street want president obama to stop using big bird in campaign ads. >> you have to scratch your head when president obama spends the last week talking about big bird. >> the supreme court talks about whether race should be considered in college admissions. >> how a pass sen kber got from los angeles to japan. >> i was upset they took my toothpaste from me at reno. >> an incredibly scary attack in a pittsburgh alley. watch this right there. a popular teacher was punched right in the face. >> extreme mountain biker tries to jump a 68 foot canyon. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> wipeout. >> back on the track. he leaps. he's got it. the oakland a's meet the tigers. >> the gi
steven amel about what it took to become arrow. >> i switched up my diet. and i did basic fight training, free running and when it came time for the actual fight scenes in the pilot, we rehearsed those to death. >> so there's a lot of complexity to your character. first of all, there's the cold vigilante but there's also the protective older brother. who is the real oliver queen? >> that's my favorite part that we are getting into who this person is and what it's like for him to reintegrate himself into society after five years away and the relationships with his mother. and with his sister and with his best friend and with his ex- girlfriend. it's going to be interesting. i don't know hot real oliver queen is. you'll have to tune in and find out. >> there are a lot of complex relationships in the show. arrow premieres tonight on cww cw 44/cable 12. >>> honesty in sin city. >> a cab driver did the right thing. 42-year-old driver found a black laptop case back seat of his van in las vegas last month. it was full of money, $221,000. but he says he never thought of keeping it for himself. >
in libya. ambassador chris stevens and three others were killed. the white house initially said the violence was related to a protest but later admitted it was an al qaeda linked terrorist attack. yesterday lindsey graham charged the administration people didn't want to know al qaeda remains a threat. >>> either they are misleading the american people incredibly incompetent, there was no way with anybody looking at all that five days after the attack it was based on a riot that never occurred. to say that you're either very incompetent or misleading. >> ambassador father's said he doesn't want his son's death to become a campaign issue. he said the security issue has to be objectively examined. >>> the 14-year-old pakistani girl shot by the taliban has been moved to england for medical treatment. the next few days are critical for malala yousufzai. she was shot in the head by the taliban nearly a week ago for promoting girls education and criticizing the militant group. pakistani doctors say she needs more surgery and rehabilitation. >> funeral services will be held tomorrow for
. they deemed it harmless and gave the okay to let traffic resume it's normal route. >> chris stevens will be remembered tomorrow. he was killed on an attack at the u.s. embassy benghazi. the service by the way is open to the public. and the family of the murdered woman is planning her funeral this week. services will be held at st. patrick's church friday at 10:00. she was found stabbed to death in her home on october 5th. a couple was arrested last week near seattle in connection with her murder after they were spotted driving her stolen car. >>> service is back to normal after coming to a stand still last night. a man was found walking through shortly before 7:00 while all trains headed to the east bay were stalled. stations in san francisco got crowded fairly quickly. >> somebody had gotten into the tube and they had to stop trains to make sure he was safe. >> police ended uptake a train into the tube and found the man and arrested him. the entire ordeal took about an hour before trains were back up and running. >> well, some football unanimouses may remember superrer bowl 19. 26
stevens and three other americans were killed in that attack. a public memorial will be held for stephens tomorrow at san francisco city hall. >>> it's crunch time for the presidential candidates. tomorrow night they will face off in their second debate, and this time there will be questions from the audience. romney won the coin toss, so he will go first. elizabeth cook on how the candidates are getting ready. >> reporter: both candidates have had a low profile lately as they prepare for tomorrow night. >> i brought some food! >> reporter: after joking that his debate prep was a, quote, drag the last time around, president obama assured shorters at a campaign office in virginia, he's hitting the books! once again, massachusetts senator john kerry is standing in for romney. the president's team vows he will amp up his performance after a less-than-enthusiastic reception the first time around. >> i think he's going to be aggressive in making the case for his view of where we should go as a country. >> reporter: mitt romney was only seen briefly during his preparations, heading in and out o
. 20 people fired shots explosions heard. ambassador stevens and four chief of mission personnel are in the compound safe-haven. at 4:54 less than an hour later another alert the firing in benghazi has stopped. a response team is on site attempting to locate mission personnel. then at 6:07 state sent out another alert saying the embassy in tripoli said the islamic military group ansar al sharia has called for an attack on embassy tripoli. it's a part of the ongoing political debate whether the administration attempted to mislead in saying the assault was an outburst of a protest rather than a planned attack by terrorists. 14 hours after the attack, president obama sat down with steve croft for a previously scheduled interview and he said he didn't believe it was due to mob violence. >> you're right that this is not a situation that was exactly the same as what happened in egypt. and my suspicion is that there are be folks involved in this who are looking to target americans from the start. >> the white house and state department declined comment on the e-mail alert. the white hou
is facing criticism that left ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans dead. david martin reports. >> reporter: two and a half hours after the attack began a drone was diverted to the consulate in benghazi. that plus a second unarmed drone dispatched four hours and 15 minutes later were the only military forces sent to the scene of the attack. commandos were dispatched from europe to sigonella, sicily. by the time they got there the attack in benghazi was over. leon panetta defended the response saying the situation on the ground was too confusing. >> you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on, without having some real-time information about what's taking place. >> reporter: he said senior officers including general carter hamm and general martin dempsey all opposed military intervention. >> general hamm, general dempsey and i felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation. >> the attack occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. >> did you have forces on any heightened alert in that area because of the approaching annivers
consulate in benghazi three weeks after the attacks that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. there were repeated requests for additional security before the attacks. cnn correspondent john miller and former fbi director joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what are we finding out about that security and are we getting the answers that we need? >> well we're going to be learning more. what we're learning now is that there were a drumbeat of incidents, about 13 security threats either directly to the embassy, to the consulate, a handful of those. but incidents in the surrounding area against british red cross and so on. and this was building up. >> why did ambassador stevens go to benghazi? and did they appreciate the danger and did they in fact, have enough security for him? >> this is a fascinating question. this is where our story forks off in two directions. i've been at embassies all over the world and seen how security works. when it comes to the ambassador whether he is going to make a trip, make that call, in t
the presidential race is tied. >>> could ambassador chris stevens murder been prevented? his former security chief talks only to cbs news. >>> california gas prices continue to soar. plus a simple switch your phone company won't do to prevent theft. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> we're going to win florida. we're going to take back the white house. >> mitt romney rides new momentum into the swing states. >> romney delivers a major foreign policy speech in virginia today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure after the president's performance at his debate in denver. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> this week it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to face off. >> is there anything more exciting than joe biden thinking it's up to him to get the lead back? >> relief may be just days away for california thrivers suffering through the highest gasoline prices in the nation. >> they're keeping tired old grannies like me at home. >> there are mo
is speaking in depth about the killing of american ambassador to libya, christopher stevens. >> during a round of introduce last night, clinton said she was responsible for the ambassador's security, not the white house. and margaret brennan spoke with the secretary overnight in lima, peru. >> good morning. on her first overseas trip since the fatal attack on the u.s. consulate in libya, secretary clintsens trying to set the record straight, what some are calling mixed messages out of washington. >> on september 16th, ambassador susan rice made a number of tv appearances. did you approve her speaking points she delivered on the tv shows that day? >> i think she very clearly said here is what we know now, but this is going to change. this is what we have at present. but it will evolve, and the intelligence community has said the same thing. >> just five days after the attack, rice on "face the nation" blamed over anti-islam film. >> we do not have at present information that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> who briefed ambassador rice that day? >> you would have
strong foundation. nike is terminating its contract with the cyclist. >>> ambassador chris stevens who lost his life in the attack on the consulate in libya. >>> earthquake in maine felt across six states. >>> rotterdam. >>> $ million boat flips over during the america's cup. thankfully, everyone is okay. >>> paying a visit to the memorial when she stumbled. >> do you havy nickname for this pumpkin? >> there it is bam! >>> and all that matters. >> another mitt romney moment going viral. >> a number of women's groups who said can you help us find folks? and they brut us binders full of women. >>> this is the moment inside the moment right? the team worked on this. and then i just hit share on facebook. >> wooif got to tweet this moment as #fillingairtime. there you go. all right. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell. charlie is out today. president obama and mitt romney hit each other early and often in their second dough bait last night. 37% of uncommitted voters say obama won, 30% say romney won and was a tie. >> in a mom
. >>> the mother of chris stevens the ambassador with bay area ties who was killed during the attack in libya, is opening up about her loss. >> he was a cheerful positive thinking person. and he was intelligent enough to know how to balance that with doing good work. >> how much did you worry about his safety? >> i asked him about it. i said, looks dangerous over there, chris. he said, well, he said he had bodyguards and he trusted his bodyguards. >> did he ever express any concerns about his own personal safety? >> no. >> more of that interview can be seen on "cbs this morning" which begins at 7 a.m. here on cbs 5. >>> the california symphony will hold a concert in tribute to stevens tonight. that starts at 7:30. the performance entitled salute to a hero will be at the lesher center for the arts in walnut creek. tickets start at $35. >>> in the race for the white house, president obama and mitt romney will make another joint appearance this evening at a new york event with a lighthearted tradition. the alfred e. smith memorial foundation dinner raises money for needy children. the two cand
million ut medicare funds over the next far. steven love heads the dallas/fort worth hospital council. thesays the penalties are unfair to hospitals that serve primarily low-income populations. >> hospitals that treat people that are in low-income areas in don'tases don't have the primary care providers they need prim eedtheir communities. they may not have the pharmacies they need. nd so to coordinate that care outside of the hospital is going to be very difficult. >> reporter: scott, not all hospitals are failing to meet these guidelines and some hospital executives we spoke to iny the initiative is not all bad. in fact, some of those hospitals ramsdeveloping their own programs to keep people oealthier once they do get home and out of the hospital. >> pelley: anna, thanks very much. what's causing the seats to come loose on some american airlines jets? airli next. jets? that's next. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed
and bay area native chris stevens. the state department called the incident a, quote, orchestrated unprecedented terrorist attack. they said there was no indication it was coming. they also denied allegations of inadequate security levels at the compound. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number and our ambassador and three other individuals are dead and people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility, somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> also heard from the formerred had of a 16-member u.s. military team in libya who said benghazi never had the forces needed to protect itself. >>> california senator dianne feinstein says that's obvious based on the amount of damage done in such a short amount of time. she spoke exclusively with cbs 5 reporter phil matier earlier today. >> clearly, the security wasn't adequate. they were able to blow the gate. there was not sufficient force to prevent that. they were able to launch rocket- propelled grenades into the facility. and six mortars, two of which didn't hit and
's attack in benghazi. which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refusing to call the attacks terrorism. in an exchange with o bob schieffer on face the nation senator lindsey graham a senior member of the senate arms services committee was harsh. >> i think they have been misleading us but it finally caught up with us. >> schieffer: that is a very serious charge that you have just leveled, senator graham. are you saying that the administration deliberately mislead the american people to make it look as if terrorism is not as much of a threat as apparently it is? >> either they are misleading the american people or incredibly incompetent they are very political when it comes to foreign policy. when something goes bad, they deny, they deceive and they delay. >> reporter: libya became an issue last week on the campaign trail, especially after thursday's vice presidential debate when joe biden said the white house wasn't informed of multiple requests for more security at the consullate. >
to the deadly attack. the september 11 attack in benghazi killed ambassador chris stevens along with three other americans, and in the weeks since then, the administration has struggled to present a clear picture of what happened. last night in peru, hillary clinton sought to take the mounting pressure off the white house. >> nobody wants to get answers more than i do. >> clinton was asked to address remarks made by u.n. ambassador susan rice in which rice said the attack was not preplanned but rather an offshoot of a protest of an anti-muslim video. >> she got the same information that everyone got. i think she very clearly said here's what we know now. but this is going to change. >> in an interview with cnn, clinton tried to further distance the white house from the attacks, saying "i'm in charge of the state department 60-thousand plus people all over the world. the president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions about security." that statement seems to confirm a statement made by vice president joe biden during his debate with paul ryan last week. >> we w
chris stevens. she will talk about his legacy. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm vinita nair. have a great day. ,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> hi, good morning. it's thursday, october 18. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now just about 4:30. now here's lawrence with a check on the weather. >> yeah. weather looking good around the bay area. yesterday sunshine all the way to the coastline. today, what a day it's going to be. another hot one inland. warm
-- the consulate and said good-bye to chris stevens at 8:30 at night. there was no demonstration. so for literally days and days, they told the american people something that had no basis in fact whatsoever. and that is the president of the united states. and so, also, by the way, he said he immediately ordered action to be taken. well, no action was taken over seven hours. now we find out the secretary of defense decided not to take any action. you know, somebody the other day said to me this is as bad as watergate. nobody died in watergate. but this is either a massive cover-up or incompetence that is not acceptable service to the american people. >> schieffer: what do you think mitt romney needs to do if he called and you said, what, i do need to do now, john, to close this?" what would you tell him? >> i'd say keep doing what he's doing. i think national security, as i said, foreign policy, is now entered into this discussion. i think he is got some momentum. it isn't over till it's over, as yogi used to say. but i think, again, project the image of leadership, capability to be commander in ch
stevens and three other americans. the house oversight committee held a public hearing wednesday looking at security measures before the assault. margaret brennan is in washington. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, nora. state officials defended their decision not to send additional security to the u.s. consulate and faced tough questions from congress and the family members of those who died. those questions hang over hillary clinton's final months as secretary of state. >> reporter: top state department officials were on the defensive wednesday. the brutal assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi became fodder for a verbal firefight on capital hill. >> i'm going to tell you, this thing smells. >> reporter: members of the house top investigative body accused the agency of denying necessary protection for diplomats. even the department's former security chief in libya, eric nordstrom, claimed that washington rejected requests for help. >> it was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. >> reporter: diplomatic securit
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